A man has disappeared after fishing off rocks in Southland.

The fisherman was reported missing when he did not return home in time yesterday.

The man was believed to be fishing off rocks in the Fort Rose, Stirling Pt.

Police found the man's car and fishing equipment last night.

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A helicopter-assisted search last night found nothing.

The search will recommence this morning on land with search and rescue volunteers in the Slope Pt area.